EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ALLELUIA! SING FOR JESUS! (<) CROWN HIS-lf, (>) THRONE HIS-lf.
ALLELUIA! HE-lf ALONE CONQUER DEATH, VICTORY HIS-lf.
PAY-ATTENTION Z-I-O-N SING. THUNDER SOUND LIKE MIGHTY FLOOD.
JESUS SAVE US, EVERY COUNTRY. PAY-OFF SIN DEBT WITH HIS-lf BLOOD.
2. ALLELUIA! KING FOREVER. LORD SUPREME, YOU-lf CONTROL US.
ALLELUIA! HIS-lf MOTHER MARY OFFER PLACE HIS PRESENCE REST.
YOU-lf ENTER TEMPLE HOLY, BECOME FOR US JEWISH-PRIEST ADVANCED.
YOU-lf ARRIVE HERE EARTH BECOME VICTIM NOW INSIDE HOST.
3. ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! GLORY CONNECTED-TO-ctr GOD SUPREME.
ALLELUIA! NOW OUR SAVIOR CONQUER DEATH MEAN LIVE FOREVER.
ALLELUIA! HOLY SPIRIT OFFER L-O-V-E FOR US HERE EARTH.
ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! GOD TRIUNE SHOW-us US HIS-ctr POWER.
Notes: ALLELUIA! - CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting.
CROWN - (2h)[L:] (like BIG) place crown on head with small double movement.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
CONQUER - (2h)[S], DPO > NDS, NDPO down, FOs away, are held with DH on top of NDH and DH strikes NDH wrist on dorsal side (from above) and nods while staying at wrist.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
SUPREME - (2h)[A], FOs away, DH starts below NDH and arcs around it until it is on top.
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
PRESENCE - TOGETHER.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
JEWISH-PRIEST - The hands are held with thumbs touching, POs face away from signer, and the fingers are held together but split between the middle and ring fingers, like Mr. Spock on Star Trek (Leonard Nemoy is a cohen and got the gesture from this one which is used to bless the people during holidays).
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
VICTIM - [V] strikes front of neck with FT.
HOST - [F], PO facing signer, makes the sign of the cross at the mouth.
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
TRIUNE - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below , PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to . For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.
1. Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by His blood.
2. Alleluia! King eternal, Thee the Lord of Lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heav'n Thy throne:
Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.
3. Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia to the Savior who has won the victory;
Alleluia to the Spirit, font of love and sanctity;
Alleluia! Alleluia! to the triune majesty.
To hear the music (without words), go to CyberHymnal: Alleluia! sing to Jesus!